The newest entry in the Batesville Community Education Foundation's (BCEF) mural project in downtown Batesville was recently installed on the side of The Simons Company building at the corner of Main and George streets. Batesville Middle School (BMS) seventh-grader student Lacey Gillman created the mural using colored pencils. 

“It feels pretty weird because I thought it was going to be something only I had to see, and now it's like all in Batesville, and it turned into something really big,” Lacey said during an interview with The 812. Lacey is the daughter of Andrea and Curtis Gillman of Batesville.

This is a part of an initiative to put students like Lacey's artwork on display. This program features artwork from students of the four Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) buildings on a rotating basis. BCEF would like to thank BMS art teacher Lynne DiMuzio for her help with this program. In addition, Jimmy Rowland from Rowland Graphics donated his time to install the mural. Nick Maple, the owner of the building, provided the use of his location for the display. Jama Linkel-Cleghorn from the BCEF board of directors is the coordinator of this program.